Thirsty Souls

Thirsty Souls: LA's Most Inspiring Craft Fairs

This week we're thirsty for la vie bohème.  Make all your artisanal dreams come true with our roundup of LA's most inspiring craft fairs. 

1. Renegade Craft Fair

With free admission to peruse the work of over 275 makers, Renegade is a true celebration of the DIY spirit. This summer's fair featured scarves by Bloom&Give, stationery and wall prints by Cactus Club, and alternative planters by Kelso Doesn't Dance. Plus, we were there sampling and selling all of our cactus waters. RCF is always a good time! 

 

2. Artist & Fleas

Artist & Fleas brings their curated market to DTLA's Arts District on the third weekend of every month.  Expect fashion, art, and decor (vintage, upcycled, and handmade) -- with the added bonus of loads of food truck fare. 

3. Artisanal LA

With everything from spicy pickles to churro ice cream to smoked almonds, Artisanal LA is a foodie's paradise. Get your grub on as you choose treats from over 100 hand-selected food and beverage brands whose goodies are made in Southern California with local and sustainable ingredients. 

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4. Abbot Kinney Festival

Craft vendors, food trucks, beer gardens, kids rides and games, and 5 live music stages = taking it up a notch. Abbot Kinney also spreads good will by issuing grants to organizations in the Venice community that work with youth and the arts. 

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5. Echo Park Craft Fair

Obviously, making it out to LA is preferable, but this is one craft fair you can also shop online. Click here to browse the best in beauty, jewelry, and bags to have a little piece of Echo Park shipped to your neck of the woods!

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We participate in craft fairs and food/beverage expos all across the US, but there's just something about the West Coast that keeps calling us back home. 

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